Tips for Packing Your Playroom


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If you have kids, moving can be an incredibly daunting task. Not only do you have to worry about packing up all your belongings, but you also have to figure out how to pack up all of your kid’s toys and games. Don’t worry – we’re here to help! We’re rounded up tons of tips for packing your playroom and resources for moving with kids, so you’ll be able to breeze through your move with little ones in tow!

Tips for Packing a Playroom

Declutter First

Start by decluttering and purging any toys that your kids have outgrown or no longer play with. This will make packing (and unpacking) much easier.

Organize and Pack Small Items

Pack up small toys and games in clear plastic bins – this will make them easy to find and prevent them from getting lost in the move.

Disassemble Larger Toys

If you have larger toys, like a play kitchen or toy chest, disassemble them if possible. This will make them easier to move and will prevent them from getting damaged.


Label all of your boxes clearly – this will make unpacking much easier (and less frustrating!).

Tips for Unpacking & Organizing a Playroom

Designate a playroom or “kids zone”

Designate a space for your child’s playroom before you start unpacking. This will make it easier to know where to put everything when you’re finished.

Start with the Essentials

Unpack the essentials first – things like beds, dressers, and toy boxes. This will give your kids a place to put their things and will help them feel settled in their new home.

Then move on to larger toys

Set up any larger toys, like play kitchens or toy chests, before you start unpacking smaller items. This will help you to better gauge how much space you have and where everything should go.

Create an Organization System

Organize your child’s toys by type – put all the puzzles together, all the dolls together, etc. This will make it easier for them to find what they’re looking for and will help to prevent lost pieces.

Add the finishing touches

Finally, add some finishing touches – things like wall art, rugs, and curtains. This will make the space feel more like home and will give your child a place to call their own.

Why Labeling and Organization Matter During Your Move

Labeling all of your boxes will help you keep track of what goes where. This is especially important when you’re moving with kids – you don’t want to have to search through dozens of unpacked boxes to find their favorite toy!

Organizing your belongings before packing them up will make unpacking much easier. Take the time to sort through your things and pack them up in a way that makes sense. This will save you time and frustration later on.

Other Packing and Moving Tips

Moving Timeline

Start packing early! The sooner you start, the less stressed you’ll be on moving day. Use these tips to help reduce moving stress. Book your move as far in advance as you are able. Not only will this help you secure your desired move date, but it will also allow you to expand your moving timeline over a longer period of time. Use these tips to develop your moving timeline.

Prepare for Day-Of

Pack a “moving day” box with essentials like snacks, drinks, toiletries, and a change of clothes. This will make moving day much easier (and less stressful!). Once you have your essentials box packed, make sure it’s clearly labeled and that it’s one of the last items to go into the moving truck, which means it will be first to come off. Another option is to keep your moving day essentials with you, especially if you will arrive at your new home before the movers.

Professional Moving services

Hire professional movers to help with the heavy lifting. This will save you time and energy on moving day.

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We hope these tips help make your move a little easier! For more resources on moving with kids, check out our blog post on Tips for Moving with Kids.

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